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Blood Test Goes on Sale
in case you missed it
Dec 5, 2020 11:01 AM CST
First Alzheimer's Blood Test Goes on Sale
It's can help diagnose the disease
- It's here: The first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease is now on sale in the US. It hasn't actually been approved by the FDA; the AP reports it's instead being sold under "more general rules for commercial labs." Even so, it could...
Blood Test Could Get Rid of
'Coin-Tossing' on Alzheimer's
Aug 2, 2019 9:01 AM CDT
Blood Test Could Get Rid of 'Coin-Tossing' on Alzheimer's
Researchers excited about test that detects beta-amyloid protein, an indicator of disease
- It's not easy to diagnose Alzheimer's: With doctors able to make that pronouncement based only on limited information such as patient and family interviews and mental acuity tests, the accuracy rate of such a conclusion hovers between 50% and 60%—"about the same as tossing a coin,...
Apr 30, 2019 12:18 PM CDT
Potential Breakthrough on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers think they can diagnose it with a blood test
- The study was small—involving just 40 patients—but the results couldn't have been better. Researchers were able to correctly determine which 20 of those patients suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome based on a blood test, reports the
San Jose Mercury News
. A larger, more robust test is now...
Theranos Founder Indicted
on Federal Wire Fraud Charges
Jun 15, 2018 6:38 PM CDT
Theranos Founder Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud Charges
The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes is a cautionary tale for young tech entrepreneurs
- Federal prosecutors have charged Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president and COO Ramesh Balwani with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud, reports the Wall Street Journal . They allege Holmes and Balwani defrauded investors, doctors, and patients out of millions of...
Mar 15, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
Worst Part of Theranos Scandal Isn't SEC Fraud
It's duping actual patients, writes Bloomberg columnist
- She was the first female founder of a Silicon Valley startup to become a billionaire before it all came crashing down. Now Elizabeth Holmes' personal fortune is gone , and she has just settled with federal regulators who say her company, Theranos, lied to investors about its supposedly revolutionary blood-testing equipment....
Scientists 'Enormously Excited'
About Cancer Blood Test
Jan 19, 2018 7:34 AM CST
Scientists 'Enormously Excited' About Cancer Blood Test
'Liquid biopsy' shows promising early results in detecting 8 cancers—but much work is still needed
- Scientists are "very, very excited" about what they see as a positive "first step" in developing a blood test that could detect a variety of cancers, the
reports. In a study published in the journal
, researchers used the CancerSEEK test, which looks for cancer-tied proteins...
High School Football Game
Ends in Student Booze Tests
Sep 8, 2017 8:16 AM CDT
High School Football Game Ends in Student Booze Tests
NJ superintendent defends decision for blood, urine screening for dozens
- A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after alcohol was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game, per the AP . In two separate statements on the Randolph Township School District's website, Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano says that...
Rules, Gets Arrested
Sep 1, 2017 7:55 AM CDT
Video: Nurse Follows Hospital Rules, Gets Arrested
Alex Wubbels accuses Utah cop of illegally arresting and assaulting her
- A Utah nurse is fighting back after she says she was assaulted and arrested for simply doing her job. Per the
Salt Lake Tribune
, Alex Wubbels was working at University of Utah Hospital on July 26 when she was asked by a Salt Lake City police detective to draw blood...
Stage 1 Cancers
Via Blood Test
Aug 17, 2017 12:15 PM CDT
Scientists Spot Stage 1 Cancers Via Blood Test
Earlier treatment could save millions of lives
- Human blood is rich with genetic material, and scientists have in recent years taken many steps forward in decoding it. The latest announcement—that a blood test can spot cancer at its earliest stages—has the potential to save millions of lives as treatment is administered earlier in the disease'...
A Blood Test Predicts
How Well You're Going to Age
Jan 9, 2017 8:40 AM CST
A Blood Test Predicts How Well You're Going to Age
What secrets lurk within?
- Every time the oldest people in the world celebrate a birthday, they're inevitably asked their secret to aging. Some cite alcohol, others the lack of it; some how much they sleep, others how little; many talk about just relaxing , and almost all pay homage to having good genes. Now...
Blows Keep Coming:
Jun 13, 2016 9:42 AM CDT
Blows Keep Coming: Theranos Gets Dumped by Walgreens
Troubled startup loses main link to customers as drugstore chain pulls plug
- Theranos has just lost its main link to consumers in what can only be described as the latest blow to the crumbling startup. Walgreens announced Monday that all 40 of its Theranos Wellness Centers in Arizona drugstores will be closed immediately "in light of the voiding of a number...
Apr 19, 2016 10:03 AM CDT
Feds Prod Theranos in Criminal Probe
SEC, DoJ now involved in investigations into blood-testing company
- A success story gone sour has taken a new turn for Theranos and founder Elizabeth Holmes, with the SEC and the US attorney's office for the Northern District of California now conducting criminal investigations to determine whether the blood-testing company misled investors and others about its technologies, CNNMoney reports....
Our Blood Can Change
From One Drop to the Next
Feb 24, 2016 7:39 AM CST
Our Blood Can Change From One Drop to the Next
Scientists warn caution when making conclusions based on a single drop of blood
- As doctors shift away from drawing vials of blood from patients and rely on lab-on-a-chip diagnostics that identify a myriad of conditions using a single drop of blood, there's now concern that not all of your blood is equal. A new study in the
American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Nov 9, 2015 7:30 PM CST
New Test Could Save Kids With Concussions
Blood test is accurate 94% of the time, study says
- Imagine a mobile device that not only identifies concussions in children but tells you how bad they are. Well, researchers say a new blood test has them closer to that ideal and diagnoses child concussions with 94% accuracy, UPI reports. "This simple blood test was nearly as accurate as...
FDA Draws Blood
in Reports on
Oct 28, 2015 2:33 PM CDT
FDA Draws Blood in Reports on Revolutionary Biotech Firm
Startup Theranos used unapproved device, didn't field complaints: FDA
- One year ago, Elizabeth Holmes was the golden child of the biotech world: The college dropout's company, Theranos, had developed a seemingly revolutionary way to draw blood (just one finger prick), and Holmes was named the youngest female billionaire in the US at age 30. News out of the...
Rising Tech Star Finds Herself in the Hot Seat
Oct 22, 2015 2:18 PM CDT
Rising Tech Star Finds Herself in the Hot Seat
Questions arise about her company's revolutionary blood-testing technology
- A 31-year-old tech billionaire and Stanford dropout has gone from gracing the covers of magazines to defending her revolutionary blood-testing company against charges that its work is inaccurate and misleading, the
New York Times
reports. According to the
Wall Street Journal
, Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos 12 years ago because she...
$25 Blood Test
Finds Every Virus
You've Ever Had
Jun 5, 2015 7:41 AM CDT
$25 Blood Test Finds Every Virus You've Ever Had
VirScan lets doctors scan for hundreds of viruses at once
- Blood tests can reveal a lot about you, from your suicide risk to your need for antibiotics . Now, researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute say a simple blood test can identify every virus you've ever had. From just a single drop of blood, VirScan can detect the remains of...
Blood Test Can
Tell If You Need
Antibiotics or Not
Mar 20, 2015 3:40 PM CDT
Blood Test Can Tell If You Need Antibiotics or Not
Quick 'MeMed' test can distinguish between viral, bacterial infections: scientists
- When you're hacking up a lung and it's not getting better, you know you're going to have to visit the doctor. What you (and even the doctor) often don't know is whether that antibiotic Rx you may get is going to work, simply because it's...
Maine Gov. Wants
Oct 31, 2014 8:34 AM CDT
Maine Gov. Wants Nurse's Blood
Paul LePage suggests blood test could resolve Kaci Hickox's situation
- Maine is seeking a court order to force nurse Kaci Hickox to remain in quarantine for Ebola, but the whole issue "could be resolved" with a simple blood test, Gov. Paul LePage told ABC News yesterday as Hickox was spotted out for a bike ride ; her boyfriend later accepted...
Oct 11, 2014 8:50 AM CDT
Youngest Female Billionaire, 30, Revolutionizes Blood Tests
Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of college at 19
- Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of college when she was 19; now, she's just 30. She's also the founder of a $9 billion company that's making medical treatment more accessible, and she's the youngest female billionaire in the US, reports
. (She's the third-youngest billionaire overall....
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